For the past decade or so I've been a student, teacher, and enthusiastic proponent of what it means to “live slow”. Though it might be having a moment in the trending spotlight right now, it still feels like a concept from a gentler age; before life was so distracting, fast paced, demanding, exhausting… full.
But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if it were possible to craft a life that allowed us to rest, reflect, and be fully present in every moment? What if the things that filled our days were in alignment with the things dearest to our heart, instead of pulling us constantly away from them?
The journey toward slow living can take you through the discoveries of who you are and what values and passions make you feel fully alive. It can help you grow in mindfulness and learning to be aware of what floods you with joy - and conversely, what sucks that joy right out of you.
Armed with that knowledge, we then have the ability to make changes (both big and small) that will impact our daily living and help us create a life that is infused with purpose, peace, and contentment.
I look forward to sharing more about my own experience with living slow in future, and I'd love to hear yours. Do you ever feel the pull to just take a breath and savor more?